Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Looking At The Glass Half Full !

Goodmorning to all my precious friends.I can not thank-u enough for all your prayers! You know these past couple of weeks has been so stressful for me. Sometimes I feel like I am just standing still and life is passing me by .Losing Kristy (my niece) so unxpected.I huged her on Sunday,before we left our Summerville home, and then early Monday morning they called me and said she had a blood clot to hit her brain and she was brain dead! Wow that was a shocker! Then all this with this mass I have and waiting for tests and test results. And then Hannah being in that offul accident. You know I said Sat. Lord just how much more do you think I can take! And then I caught myself. I told him I was sorry I did not mean it.I was afraid He would show me how much He thought I could take. My Mama always said,Look at the glass half full instead of half empty! And she was right. Kristy was ready to go. Hannah is getting better each day, I have just got to keep a good additude no matter what. Here lately that seems so hard for me. Mama always told me,what you make it through, Made you stronger and it was Gods way of preparing us for what was around the cornor. Oh how I miss her so much! The doctor told me that my additude was half the battle.I know it is.When we brought Mama home from the hospital ,The
doctors said she would not make it through the weekend! Well she showed them. She lived almost 9 months after that! Oh how thoes 9 months stand out in my mind.I know God gave us that time to be with her. You know while we were still at the hospital, I finally talked Daddy in to going home for a while to rest. Now keep in mind they said she would not make it through the weekend! He said he got home and could not rest. He told us about 12:00 midnight He felt like he needed to pray! He slid out of his chair and hit his knees. When He got back to the hospital he told my brother and I that he had prayed that the Lord would just let her live to come home.He just wanted another day or two with her at home! The Lord answered his prayers. She lived thoes 9 months. I think thoes were the most precious memories I have of her. We made everyday count. We laughed, We cried, and Mama shared things with me that I never did know about her! From things of her childhood, Up until the day before she died. I stayed side by side with her thoes precious 9 months. Her faith and wisdom was amazing to me. And she let me know it came from God! You know she was trying to prepare me for her death that whole 9 months.I guess I did not really realize it until she was gone. That is a true christian mother. You know she lost her eyesight a couple of weeks before she died. She could see shadows but that was all. She would tell me, Oh how I wished I could see. She never complained about anything. The day before she died, which was early Fri. morning, About 6am, I knew she was getting worse. I said to myself, God all she wanted was just to be able to see! Mama went off to sleep. She awoke at 10:am Her sisters and I was there with her. One of her sisters was on one side of the bed and I was on the other side. Mama opened her eyes and said, Oh my it is 10:oo. I have slept all morning! Then she looked at my aunt and I and said, Well you both look like twins today.You both have on yellow! My eyes watered up as I looked at her and I said, Mama can you see us? She said yes! Yes I can. I just looked up and said thank-u God for fixing her eyes! Wow, what an awsom God we serve! He is never early or never late, He is always right on time. I am trying to have a good additude, through all of this.It is hard sometimes, but Mama would say, That was where my faith in God comes in! Wow, The Lord has away of keeping me on my toes these days! I have came to realize,What ever happens with all this,Eathier way I will win the victory! I love this scripture, 1Chron:16:23. I am so sorry I do not know why I said all of this. I just got started and could not stop for some reason! Just keep me in your prayers,as I know you all will. You all are such strength to me. You always have encouraging words for me! You are all so precious to me! Hope you all have a very Blessed Day!

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  1. Your mom sounds like an incredible woman who taught you well.

    It's hard to not get down and wonder why so many things are thrown on us at once. God knows how we are....he created us. He knows what tends to make us fearful etc. I think he allows us to have our "pity parties" and then says, "Ok, now are you ready to hear what I have to say about your situation?" and then He tells us wonderful promises from His Word.

    I read on another blog just this morning where someone told this lady who has breast cancer that the phrase "fear not or do not be afraid" appears in Scripture 365 times. So today I will pass that along to you.....Do not fear (365). God is with you....holding your hand....carrying you....lifting you above your circumstances.

    I needed to hear "365" too. He's in control!

    You're precious and I love coming to your blog because you are always so sweet and positive.

    Love you,

  2. I just feels good to type it all out and know someone out there is listening, right?

    Great post, Faye!

  3. I read every word of your touched my heart and really made me think about the true gift of my family and friends and the grace of God to have many of them still in my life! Thank you so much!

    Stay Cozy, Carrie

  4. Faye,
    What a beautiful post..straight from your heart. You are a living example of faith. Indeed, GOD will graciously and lovingly give you exactly what you need....just when you need it. You can count that as done!!
    Blessings, hugs, and continued prayers, andrea

  5. Now I know why you are such a special lady :)

    You are such an inspiration, Faye.

    Sending up prayers...

  6. Faye,

    YOur Mom was such a wise woman. Wow, & the fact that you are bringing all of the wisdom she taught you out right now is perfect. Do as she has told you, trust God, and pray and you will be just fine.
    I am praying for you too.

  7. Sounds like you have got just the mindset that God wants you to have. Or so it seems to me. ;)

    Great post! I really enjoyed hearing about your mom!

  8. I am so grateful for you and your comments on my sweet daughters blog. I didn't realize all that you were enduring and yet you reach out to us everytime I post. You are such an amazing person with a true Christian heart. Thank you for always thinking of us and praying for us even when you are at your lowest. I want you to know you are in my prayers and one day I hope to meet you. I have so enjoyed you on our blog.
    Stay strong, I have learned in my short 30 years that the Lord will try us past the point that we think we can take. I was always told that he will not give us more then we can handle, my new saying is that he won't give us more then we can handle with his help. If we lose him in our life then it will be more then we can handle, with him we can truly handle anything. Doesn't mean we want to, I have stopped praying to be made stronger, I am worried he will keep giving me more to handle to try to make me stronger, now I just pray to help me endure and to comfort us. That seems safer.

  9. Faye,
    I love that you wrote this straight from your heart. It was almost as if I could hear you speaking this in my ears, even though I don't know what your voice sounds like. My imagination made one up for you.
    He will help you endure and comfort you and as you depend on Him, you will be strong in Him.

  10. Your mother was fortunate to have you for a daughter...and you were fortunate to have her as a mother. God is good!

  11. Hi Faye,

    That was really touching to read. What a beautiful story and you had me in tears talking about your mama and her vision. Sweet mercy, He is a loving God. I love it when He answers our prayers. You have a sweet sweet spirit.
    I am so glad your daughter is doing better each day. I will continue to pray for both of you. You are going to be perfectly okay, remember who is on your side.

    Love ya,


  12. I think you have a powerful and strong witness, Faye. Your attitude exceeds the norm, and I know that comes from being so closely yoked to our Father! I cannot imagine walking such a road as you have been on these last few weeks, but I feel so honored to share it with you. I will pray for you as the Lord continues to bring you to my heart and mind.

    Be strong today, and trust that this is not the end. This is only the beginning, friend.


  13. What a lovely post Faye, and thank you for the kind words you passed on to me. Bonnie has being doing so well. best wishes to you. Julie

  14. Those are powerful words of wisdom from your mom to you and to each of us. Thank you so much for sharing. The unknown is the hardest part. You are on my prayer list. Blessings, SusanD

  15. Faye, you have been on my mind so much lately! Today you were on my mind off and on all day. Finally this evening when I got all the children in bed and I had a few minutes to myself. I realized why you were on my mind so much~ God wanted me to pray for you. I stopped right there and lifted you up to Him in prayer.

    After reading through your most recent posts I now know why the Lord kept bringing you to mind. Just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you, dear friend.

  16. ((Faye))
    I am so sorry that you are having to go through all of this right now. Through it all though I am noticing you pull closer and closer to yout loving Savior. He is holding you right now through all of your pain and will continue to. Keep pouring your heart out to Him and to us sweet Faye- He will help you and WE will help you. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!

    You are such a dear lady that I feel so blessed to be able to get to know!!
    Keep your chin up!

  17. Hi Faye *hugs*
    That is the best attitude to look at the glass as being 1/2 full... You sound to be a strong lady and your strength is what will make you well again.
    I hope you have a lovely weekend...fill it with people you love.

  18. Hi Faye,
    What a positive attitude. Please know that many are thinking of and praying for your strength to face these challenges. You have an amazing faith. Blessings to you.

  19. I LOVE reading about your mom!!! Your posts make me wish I had known her....although I feel like I kind of do from your writings!

    I have been so behind on my blogging and have just recently read about your daughter's accident. I guess out of anyone, I would completely understand what you all are going through. I am so sorry I was behind and did not read this in time to be there for you more. Please, if there is anything I can do for you, don't hesitate to let me know. Of course, I am praying, but if you need someone to talk to that has been there, I would be more than happy to pass my phone number on to you.

    As I'm sure you know (and as your momma taught you), God is ALWAYS there for you! Even when you are in those valleys in life where one thing after another seems to be going wrong, just remember it is all in God's very capable hands! He is putting the pieces of the puzzle of your life together with His very own hands. Some pieces of that puzzle are painful and hard to understand because you only see the puzzle of your life one piece at a time. But God sees the whole puzzle put together and knows how beautiful it is all going to be. Hang in there and remember: There is no puzzle too big for our God!

    I'm praying for you and your family!!!

  20. What a beautiful post and a beautiful lady you are! Thanks for blessing my heart today.

    Praying for you!


  21. Dear Faye,
    I am just checking in on you...praying everything is well...
    God bless you and you sweet spirit.